Beit Midrash/Parashat Hashavua

The Prophets of Israel – Their Teachings and Personalities.”

This December 2019, a new class (in Hebrew) led by Rabbi Ada will begin, titled: “The Prophets of Israel – Their Teachings and Personalities.” We will begin our study with Jeremiah.  The class will be held Wednesdays from 11 AM – 12 noon in the rabbi’s study, beginning December 18.

Rabbi Ada would like to know who will be participating, so please contact her directly at 052-4522387 or by email at

Participation is free of charge and all are invited!


“In Canaan with Joshua”: a Beit Midrash for English Speakers With Rabbi Helen Bar-Yaacov

Har-El member Rabbi Helen Bar-Yaacov invites you to a Beit Midrash for English speakers titled: “In Canaan With Joshua”, held every Tuesday from 4:30-6 PM in the sanctuary.  


Those interested in participating are asked to register directly with Rabbi Helen at or by phone at 053-527-6018.  

In Canaan With Joshua

This is a study of the Book of Joshua, looking at the historical, social,  geographical, economic aspects of that time.  We will be using archaeology and anthropology as well as midrash, both legal  and narrative, and will also be comparing the English translation(s) to the original Hebrew, to see whether that translation is correct, and how the meaning might be changed….

The study group will be conducted in English, but non-native English speakers are equally welcome.